Game of the week
MADISON RIDGELAND Academy and Jackson Academy will open district play Friday in a matchup that’s as much about bragging rights as it is playoff implications.
MRA comes into the game undefeated, having vanquished its first two foes, outscoring them 97-13.
Madison Central is hosting fellow 6A powerhouse Brandon High Friday, in an early season contest that pits two of the metro area’s top football teams.
The Jaguars (1-0) are hoping to avenge last year’s opening season loss to the Bulldogs.
Friday is the season opener for the Jackson Academy (JA) Raiders, with the team set to travel to Greenwood to take on perennial powerhouse Pillow Academy.
The Raiders enter 2019 with high hopes, after notching back to back 9-3 campaigns under head coach Larry Weems.